A full-of-fun story celebrating the joy of music, particularly klezmer music. \
Set in Eastern Europe, the traveling musicians are always ready to travel to far-away places, to perform at weddings and bar mitzvahs.
Their instruments are at the ready, and are packed in an old baby carriage, for the sake of being able to rapidly transport them.
In this tale, the carriage is somewhat mischievous and decides to take off by itself and roll from village to village independently, being chased by the musicians till they all reach their destination.
There is a lot of Jewish content and terminology.
The story is preceded with an introduction about the meaning of klezmer and is followed with an Author’s Note and glossary of terms.
The illustrations, created by a talented illustrator, have depth and detail and successfully exemplify the humor inherent in the story.
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (1925–1994) is considered the most influential composer of Jewish religious music of the 20th century and a progenitor of the modern neo-Hasidic renaissance.
To date, there has been no systematic study of his life and very little scholarly analysis of his teachings, innovations, and music.
This book examines Shlomo’s life and career via the prism of the historical and cultural developments of his time, including the Holocaust, the Six-Day War, the hippie phenomenon, the New Age movement, and other events that were channeling the course of Jewish life.
It also attempts to understand the roots of the Carlebach phenomenon and its wide-range appeal.
Above all, this book provides a new framework to evaluate and appreciate the unique form of heartfelt Judaism, joyful optimism, and soulful rejuvenation that Reb Shlomo inspired.